Today’s post is about prisons, something that the average city dweller doesn’t think about. But what is fascinating is that many of New York’s prisons are right in our midst — we walk and drive by them without noticing.
Secret passageways under Chinatown, remnants of a bygone Bowery beer hall, a rooftop film studio”¦Author David Freeland writes of these and more in his book Automats, Taxi Dances and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure.
A rundown of DIY music venues in New York, from Market Hotel, Silent Barn to Monster Island Basement.
Right here in New York, a church on 20th st. and 6th ave. has served as religious institution, night club (2 incarnations: Limelight and later, Avalon), weekend market and now, a forthcoming retail location.
For many, fall conjures up childhood memories of pumpkin picking, mugs of apple cider, hayrides and corn mazes. Just an hour away on the NJ Transit is Suydam Farms and the Van Liew-Suydam House in Somerset, NJ with all of the above, and an added bonus of beautiful historic architecture.
Not sure how long this is going to last, but as of tonight the Empire State Building has gone tie-dye in honor of the Grateful Dead and an upcoming exhibition curated by the New York Historical Society, slated for March 2010
A neighborhood infinitely more nuanced than its namesake, Sunset Park repeatedly defies expectation. Once hailed as the "New Williamsburg," Sunset Park residents have fought to keep industry in as a means to keep gentrification out. A widely diverse area where the term "minority" is misleading, upwards of 75% of the population is Hispanic or Chinese, with a rich history of Irish, Polish and Norwegian immigration dating back to the 1800s.
This little faux-dive has a deserved cult following. We call it “Secret Burger” because it’s hidden inside the lobby of the posh Le Parker Meridien hotel.